Fall Flavors: Rotini in Pumpkin Sauce


Clean Turkey Meatballs!

Apple Pie Pancakes

Hey guys!  Fall has finally come, well in CA we are still having some hot days but nonetheless my mind is on fall everything!  I developed this Apple Pie Pancake recipe over the weekend when I needed something besides eggs for breakfast.  I hope you all make them and enjoy them as much as we did!Check out the link to get the recipehttp://eatwelloutsidethebox.com/apple-pie-pancakes/Jessica Romeo...more

Pickled Peppers

I have such a wonderfully ridiculous quantity of peppers in my garden that I had to come up with a project that went beyond simply adding them to everything that I was eating. Pickling them was really the best idea. They will last for a long time that way, and they also take up a much more reasonable space!...more

Catching Up to the Present

Well, I've got to admit that trying to fill in all of the missing information from the last several years of my life has proven pretty daunting.  I've decided to push forward and just start posting the most current things I'm doing, cooking, and having fun with!For the sake of getting the blog up to speed:...more


This blog is a new start to a blog I started a couple of years ago as I was just beginning my cooking career.  This began as a very green, wide-eyed journey into what I wasn't sure would ever be a life I could sustain and thrive within.My first blog was called "The Profane Chef" and the welcome page was this:...more

Beet Carpaccio

Can you believe it is already August?! The days are long and it is HOT. Summer is in full swing, and I have no desire for it to leave just yet! I feel like I’m just getting into the swing of my summer-mode. Anyone else feel the same way? I am definitely not ready to start back to school in the next couple weeks. But for now I’m not going to think about all the craziness that is about to start, and just enjoy the relaxation and ease of these   summer days....more

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Sometimes simple is best! This tomato salad is such an easy dish to prepare and is one of my favorites. Using fresh, homegrown tomatoes or those you pick up from the local farmers market really makes this dish stand out. Fresh, ripe tomatoes have a natural beauty and a sweet, tangy flavor that cannot compare to those you find at the grocery store....more

Healthier breakfast - Raw Pink Buckwheat & Cashew Cream + Raw Superfood 'Granola'

Raw Pink Buckwheat & Cashew CreamSERVES 2...more

Black Bean Noodle and Vegetable Stir Fry

I absolutely love healthy stir fry recipes.  They are easy to make and come together quickly. The key is to have all your ingredients prepared and on hand prior to starting the stir fry.   The process moves very quickly so you will want to have everything within hands reach so nothing is burned or overcooked....more